No Vince, this blog post is not about u taking me for a ride on the indoor ferris wheel in Sparks at the sporting goods store. It's about swings in my bankroll. i dont know when ill ever have my bankroll to the point where i wont have daily swings of well more than 1% of my net worth. (which at this moment is about $93). I suppose if that day ever came, thats when i could finally start to be a lot more calm and relaxed at the tables while playing.
Even if my bankroll was $20k, id probably want to either play a little higher or buyin for larger amounts, and almost every day would still be $200 or more in swings. I dont know what other type of investments people have that have so many swings of more than 1% all the time, daily, and multiple times daily.
Not only do i have multiple swings in my bankroll all the time(lost over $500 sunday nite, lost $300 mon night, and won about $800 today) , i change my mind all the time too about what i want to play. (sometimes even what city i want to live in). Read verse James 1.8 in the Bible. This could be why im not really getting anywhere in life, and only surviving day by day. as i'm telling Koala, i have a hard time deciding whether to play or not to play, and it all depending on whether im winning, losing, or how im feeling at the time.
i left my phone at the atlantis last night, and managed to find someone who called and let them know to hold it for me at the desk and found where i had it charging. so when i started the afternoon, i had to go there instead of the peppermill. Started playing $1-2 NL, bought in for $181, and eventually cashed out $706 at the time the $6-12 omaha8 game was starting up. most of the money was won on 2 big pots right near the very end and of course, ive forgot what i had, but im sure one of the hands i had was aa.
then i sat in that omaha game with the $206, and eventually had it up to $399. there were a lot of big pots in that game and it was looser than u would expect for such high stakes. by the time i quit the game, i still had over $280 of it.
so then i walked out of the room, and on the way out of the atlantis sat down on the 100 play VP machine and that machine is even more dangerous than the one at the Peppermill. (reason being the max bet is 500 credits on the quarter instead of 500 credits on the dime for a possible much bigger loss on the final hand if u martingale it). i was lucky to get dealt 892JQ all in hearts (jacks or better 9-6 game) which i held instead of drawing one for a 6x payout (doubt Benny and Cutter wouldve approved) when i had one of my much higher sized bets at stake, and i was over $300 ahead when i left the machine. i hate it when someone sits down right next to a machine im playing, but its probably a good thing since i immediately left the machine still doing well. i dont understand why some people insist on invading my space, when the exact same machine is one more space over, where we both have plenty of room.
now the next step was to go to the GSR (grand sierra) and fix a mistake they made. (and while there i found out everyone gets a free buffet on tuesdays from swiping their card). the mistake they made was in charging my bank acct when i left the hotel instead of taking it off my comp dollars which i made sure there was in note in the system letting them know to do this.
so i went and talked to the front desk and they said it was being fixed and id see it back in my bank acct in a few days. then i walked over to the poker room, and for some reason i always have most of my losing poker sessions in reno in that room. i lost over $160 in that room before leaving and getting a bus home. a bitter loss was when he calls my $58 allin with nothing but Q8 offsuit and hits the 8 on the flop to beat my AK. u would think an old man would have more sense than that.
and now im sitting at home using my $28 on Bovada, playing in the $1 rebuy and addon. only pays 5 spots, theres not many of us playing, and i now only have $22 on bovada and doubt ill make the money.
this is why having as few expenses as possible is so important. with few expenses, u can just stay home if u want to and play online without suffering nearly as many adverse effects.